9th International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition 2018

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The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) was established on 28 June 1989 to represent the rubber glove manufacturers and supporting industries associated with the rubber glove manufacturing industry in Malaysia.

MARGMA Ordinary Members comprise of bona fide rubber glove manufacturers based in Malaysia. MARGMA Associate Members comprise of local and foreign companies associated with the rubber glove industry.

Since its inception, MARGMA has been the official voice and active advocate for the rubber glove industry in Malaysia. MARGMA provides a common platform for discussion and exchange of views aimed at furthering the commercial objectives of its members and promoting a solid trade fraternity amongst them.

MARGMA collaborates closely with key Malaysian government agencies and related ASEAN trade associations to promote and protect the interests of its members and the industry. MARGMA also assists its members in addressing domestic and international issues related to their businesses and the industry.

MARGMA is administered by a panel of elected Management Committee with the support of a strong Secretariat in its day-to-day operations.


MARGMA succeeded in bridging the gap among industry players, fortifying a greater exchange of ideas when it organised the inaugural International Rubber Glove Conference and Exhibition (IRGCE) in 2002.

Since then, the premier showcase has been successfully conducted in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 on a biennial basis. The IRGCE being MARGMA’s sole conference and exhibition event will continue to grow side by side with the healthily growing industry.

IRGCE is now the world’s largest exhibition of rubber gloves. It is now a must-visit event for players in the rubber glove industry.

The 9th IRGCE 2018 is organized by MARGMA and co-hosted by the Malaysian Export Promotion Council (MREPC), in association with the Thai Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (TRGMA) and the Indonesian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (IRGMA). The event is supported by the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

Rubber Asia, Indian International Rubber Journal and The Rubber International are the supporting publications for 9th IRGCE 2018.

For further information on this event, download the 9th IRGCE 2018 Brochure.

The Programme Schedule can be viewed here: 9th IRGCE 2018 Programme Schedule.


The 9th IRGCE Conference 2018 carries the theme of “Transforming Technology, Driving Innovation”. With 22 papers presented by various internationally renowned speakers, the conference provides a platform to review, analyse and present information on the latest trends and developments within the rubber glove and medical devices industries.

The Conference Papers for the 9th IRGCE 2018 can be downloaded here.



As of 15 May 2018,  191 companies from over 13 countries have confirmed their participation in the exhibition. The exhibitors will be showcasing their latest product innovations and technologies.

The following are more details of the exhibitors.

No Country No of Exhibitors
1 China 34
2 Germany 2
3 India 6
4 Indonesia 2
5 Japan 5
6 Malaysia 141
7 Singapore 3
8 Sri Lanka 3
9 Switzerland 1
10 Taiwan 1
11 Thailand 7
12 United Kingdom 3
13 United States 2
14 Vietnam 1
Total Exhibitors: 211

The exhibitor list is up to date as of 8 August 2018

Click to download list in PDF or Excel format.

The 9th IRGCE 2018 & IRC 2018 are being promoted in various foreign exhibitions, such as:

  1. MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany
  2. Arab Health in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  3. CMEF Spring in Shanghai, China
  4. India Medical Fair in Mumbai, India

List of Hotels in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre:

  • Traders Hotel

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  • Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Booking Form

  • Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Booking Form

  • Shangri-La Hotel

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  • Pullman Hotel

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  • Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Booking Form

  • Impiana Hotel

Impiana Hotel Booking Form

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  • G Tower Hotel

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  • W Hotel

W Hotel Booking Form

  • The Ascott Kuala Lumpur

The Ascott Booking Form


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